Former White House adviser David Gergen says that President Biden should not run for a second term as President.
The Hill reports:
“We have an election coming up in 2024, in which is very possible that we will have Donald Trump facing off against Joe Biden. If one of those people wins the presidency, he will be governing while he’s in his 80 year … age,” Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN, said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“We’ve never seen anything like that before. And frankly, I think it’s a real risk. You know, I just turned 80, and I can just tell you John, you lose a step. Your judgment is not quite as clear as it was. There’s a variety of other things you can’t do much about and to put somebody in that office with those kinds of vulnerabilities and giving them four years, we don’t know where things will go.”
“I think that the baby boomer population general, the people … who were born after the war ended, they’ve had their time in the sandbox now and governing,” Gergen said. “And I think, frankly, that while there have been some good things, there’s generally been a sense of disappointment about, you know, how well they’ve governed … how badly they’ve governed.”
Gergen has been clear about his concerns regarding Biden’s possible second term in office. In comments to CBS News last week he said Biden’s political career “should end with this term.”
“In my judgment, sadly, I think that President Biden’s time as an active leader will end with this term — and should end with this term,” he said at the time, later affirming that the sentiment also carried to the House and Senate for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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